YHA in North West
YHA Hawkshead
Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QD
"Great" - 88% Customer Satisfaction Based on 174 customer scores
3 Star Hostel Accommodation - Visit England
3 Star Hostel

Best Price Guarantee - Member discounts and no booking fee

10% Off Breakfast

Beds from £20.00
Private rooms from £25.00
Family rooms from £30.00
Camping from £5.00
Camping pods from £45.00

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  • Booking for more than 16 people? Click here

    Please Note:
    If you plan to bring children under 5, please stay in a Private Room.
    Children under 15? Please be accompained with an adult staying in the same room.
    Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

  • We are no longer taking bookings for customers wishing to arrive today. Please select alternative dates or location.

Availability Calendar

Can't find a bed on your preferred date? Try choosing a different room type from the selection box above. Alternatively please call us on 0800 0191 700 or +44 (0) 1629 592 700. Members of YHA or Hostelling International are entitled to a discount of up to £3/night off the prices quoted above for bookings at YHA operated properties. Member discounts are redeemable at the checkout stage of your online booking. Family room prices are only available if your booking contains at least one adult and one child under 18.


  • Board games
  • Camping & Cabins
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Drying room
  • Early Bird School Holidays Offer
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Great for activity breaks
  • Great for cycling
  • Great for family breaks
  • Great for mountain biking
  • Great for walking
  • Great for watersports
  • Group catering available
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library/Quiet room
  • Licensed bar
  • Lounge
  • Meals available
  • Packed lunch available
  • Private rooms available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shop
  • Suitable for families
  • Trade bookings
  • Housekeeping
  • Bedding Provided
  • Private Rooms
Take the whole place for yourself - Hire out the entire hostel from just £4 per person
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Need to Know

Reception Times

07.30 - 22.30


17.00 - 22.30


07.30 - 10.00

Open every day?


Hostel closing times


Towels & Toiletries

Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.


There is free parking on site and an overflow car park for use during busy times.


Pets are not permitted at YHA Hawkshead. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Payment accepted online


Payments accepted at property


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Maps & Directions


Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QD

How to get here

By car: From the M6 J36 take the A590 towards Barrow in Furness. At Newby Bridge, go straight on at the roundabout then take next right following signs to Lakeside and Hawkshead. From Hawkshead village turn right out of the village following signs for Newby Bridge. YHA Hawkshead is 1 mile out of the village.

Public Transport
The nearest train station is Windermere (12 miles away). From here there is a bus service to the village of Hawkshead, bus number 505. YHA Hawkshead is located one mile south of Hawkshead bus stop.

The nearest coach stop is in Windermere.

Book your coach tickets here.

Public Transport: View travel options.

Contact Information

Hostel: +44 845 371 9321 (calls cost 3p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.)
Email: hawkshead@yha.org.uk
Social Media:
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Map References

OS Map: 96
OS Grid ref: SD354966
Longitude: -2.994753
Latitude: 54.361697

Tourist Information

Tourist Office: 015394 32582
Website: www.visitcumbria.com

YHA School Trips

YHA Hawkshead is perfect for school trips wanting to take advantage of the great outdoors, or get involved with one of our biology or geography packages. This hostel offers group catering, a classroom and space for 106 people.

Visit the YHA School Trips website to book your school outing.

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